Senior Program Officer (CHF)

Do you excel in strategic visioning and implementing change? Do you have advanced expertise in affordable housing, grantmaking, and understand system level solutions?  Do you pride yourself in being a team leader and mentor, yet are willing to complete the details of a job? If you can identify with any of the above, you should consider applying to join our team at the Colorado Health Foundation.

The Foundation is happy to announce the position of Senior Program Officer. This opportunity is responsible for supporting the Foundation’s mission to improve the health of Coloradans and lead the development of a new priority area – affordable housing. This position provides leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of the Foundation’s strategies in affordable housing and childrens’ physical activity. The officer will report to the Portfolio Director.  

Qualified candidates will have proven expertise in establishing and nurturing relationships with strategic partners, i.e. other foundations, nonprofits, governmental agencies, and key decision-makers. They will have a broad and deep understanding of the social determinants of health (i.e. poverty, housing, food, etc.), and health philanthropy. The ideal candidate has a proven record of getting results.  They have led, developed, and implemented programs successfully and are known for this success across communities. They excel at communicating across constituencies, work well in ambiguity, and proactively identify opportunities to advance the Foundation’s mission while remaining grounded in the day to day execution of tasks and responsibilities.

Applicants must have at least eight (8) years of experience in philanthropy or related fields. Furthermore, they must demonstrate extensive experience in leading and executing multiple grantmaking strategies. Experience working in the health sector is a plus, as is experience working with philanthropy or the non-profit sector. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree.

If you are an experienced professional who wants a rewarding opportunity to improve the health of Coloradans you will want to visit to apply. All applications require a resume and cover letter.

Application deadline is September 30, 2018.

The Colorado Health Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.


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  • Biz Ghormley
    published this page in Job Board 2018-09-13 00:43:53 -0400